Alexandre Kantorow

Alexandre Kantorow • © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Piano / France

Whether it’s a concert or a disc, the critics are giving Alexandre Kantorow (born 1997) rave reviews: “Alexandre is Liszt reincarnated. I’ve never heard anyone play the piano the way he does” - Jerry Dubins (Fanfare Magazine 2016)
“The young Tsar of the piano” - Stéphane Friedrich (Classica Magazine 2017)
At just 16 years old he was invited to play for « les folles journées « in Nantes and Warsaw with the Sinfonia Varsovia. Since then, he has played with many orchestras, such as the Kansai philharmonic with A. Dumay, the National Symphonic Orchestra in Taipei, the ONPL, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, Berner Symphonieorchester, Sofia Philharmonic
Orchestra, Dublin RTE National Symphony Orchestra…and plays recitals in most of the European capitols.
In 2015 Alexandre appeared in the opening season at the new« Philharmonic Hall » in Paris with the Pasdeloup Orchestra, and he was back in 2018 for the first concert of a tour with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France.
Alexandre gave his second recital at the Vuitton Foundation after a very successful recital of Russian music in 2016 which has since been recorded by BIS. This summer, Alexandre has played at some of the most important piano festivals in France: "La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Festival de Menton, Festival Chopin…
His latest CD recording « A la russe » issued by BIS, has won many awards: among them, the choc of Classica magazine, Diapason d’or Découverte, Supersonic » of Pizzicato, record of the month in the German Pianonews and CHOC CLASSICA of the YEAR !
BIS has offered Alexandre « carte blanche « to choose whatever he wants to record, and among his projects with them, all the works for Piano and Orchestra of Camille Saint-Saëns. He has also recorded for BIS a recital of rhapsodic works by Brahms / Bartok / Liszt and premiered José Serebrier's piano concerto; he has just completed a concert tour with the
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and received standing ovations for his debut concerts in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw !
Alexandre is a laureate of the Safran foundation.

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